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100 Greatest Funk Artists Of All-Time

1. James Brown
2. Sly & The Family Stone
3. George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic
4. The Meters
5. Earth, Wind, & Fire
6. Curtis Mayfield
7. Prince
8. Isaac Hayes
9. Kool & The Gang
10. The Isley Brothers
11. Stevie Wonder (Superstition)
12. Zapp & Roger
13. The Ohio Players
14. War
15. Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
16. Fred Wesley & The JBs/The JBs
17. The Gap Band
18. Rick James
19. The Temptations (Papa was a Rollin' Stone)
20. Dyke & The Blazers
21. Herbie Hancock/The Headhunters (Chameleon)
22. Gil Scott-Heron (In the Bottle)
23. Miles Davis (Right Off)
24. The Average White Band
25. Cameo
26. The Blackbyrds/Donald Byrd
27. The Fatback Band
28. Fela Anikulapo Kuti
29. Maceo Parker & The Macks
30. Tower of Power
31. Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers
32. Roy Ayers (Running Away)
33. Cymande
34. Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
35. Brass Construction
36. The Bar-Kays
37. Slave
38. B.T. Express
39. Con Funk Shun
40. Bootsy's Rubber Band/Bootsy Collins
41. The Commodores
42. Betty Davis
43. Bobby Byrd
44. Lee Dorsey (Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further?)
45. Lyn Collins (The Female Preacher)
46. The Staple Singers (I'll Take You There)
47. Marvin Gaye (Got to Give It Up)
48. The Brothers Johnson
49. Brick
50. Rufus Thomas
51. The Time/Jesse Johnson/Morris Day
52. Teena Marie
53. Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band
54. Sheila E.
55. Mtume
56. Midnight Star
57. Mary Jane Girls
58. Gwen McCrae
59. Klymaxx
60. Marva Whitney
61. The Jones Girls
62. Trouble Funk
63. Rose Royce
64. Deodato
65. Donny Hathaway (The Ghetto)
66. Bill Withers (Lovely Day)
67. Edwin Starr (War)
68. Jean Knight (Mr. Big Stuff)
69. Eddie Kendricks (Keep on Truckin' Part I)
70. Skyy
71. Maze feat. Frankie Beverly (Joy and Pain)
72. The Dazz Band
73. Shalamar
74. Instant Funk
75. Jermaine Jackson
76. Aretha Franklin (Rock Steady)
77. Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes (Expansions)
78. George Duke (Shine On)
79. Taana Gardner
80. Willie Hutch
81. Yarbrough & Peoples
82. Tom Browne (Funkin' for Jamaica)
83. Graham Central Station
84. Billy Preston (Outa-Space)
85. King Curtis & The Kingpins (Memphis Soul Stew)
86. Joe Tex (I Gotcha)
87. Carl Douglas (Kung Fu Fighting)
88. Jimmy Castor
89. Vanity 6
90. Cliff Nobles (The Horse)
91. Imagination
92. T-Connection
93. One Way
94. Hot Chocolate
95. Loose Ends
96. Loose Joint
97. LTD
98. Ramsey Lewis
99. Johnny "Guitar" Watson (Superman)
100. Mandrill


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Reply #1 posted 08/03/09 9:18pm

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89. Vanity 6




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Reply #2 posted 08/03/09 9:52pm

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79. Taana Gardner
What about this one? WTF?
And one song is enough to make the list of the Greatest of All Time?

Someone needs to rethink this . . .
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Reply #3 posted 08/03/09 10:39pm

midiscover

mad WTF! half of the artists listed aren't even funk! if they are basing some of them off one song they might as well list Luther Vandross and for Hathaway switch The Ghetto for Back Together Again
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Reply #4 posted 08/03/09 10:43pm

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you know, as much as I love some funk, there aren't 100. sorry.
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Reply #5 posted 08/03/09 11:49pm

jackson35

THIS LIST IS A JOKE.OF COURSE THEY HAD TO PUT PRINCE UP REAL HIGH ON THE LIST AS IF HE IS A FUNK ARTIST
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Reply #6 posted 08/04/09 12:17am

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I disagree with the list. They seem to have picked just mainstream funk artists/bands, and when they couldn't think of any more bands, they started picking folks who aren't even funk artists.
There are lesser known funk outfits who could have easily fit that list instead of people like Aretha, Carl Douglas (Kung Fu Fighting isn't really even a funk tune), Vanity 6, Sheila E. or Prince.

No one ever seems to come up with a decent list, unfortunately.
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Reply #7 posted 08/04/09 12:29am

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SUPRMAN said:

79. Taana Gardner
What about this one? WTF?
And one song is enough to make the list of the Greatest of All Time?

Someone needs to rethink this . . .


I agree that one song should not qualify someone to be on the list but Taana Gardner had songs other than just "Heartbeat" (although whoever made this list probably didn't know that). She was more disco (underground gay disco) and later house, rather than funk.....







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Reply #8 posted 08/04/09 5:35am

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Criteria: - The 100 greatest funk artists of all time-artists are based on funk
development, representation, and influence/impact. Also included are
largely non-funk artists that have been very influential in funk music
history such as Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, and
Marvin Gaye, each capped with a defining and influential funk record
(also factored in the rankings are how many funk records each soul/jazz artist has).

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Reply #9 posted 08/04/09 5:57am

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dilwithers said:

Also included are largely non-funk artists that have been very influential in funk music history

Carl Douglas had such a huge influence on funk nod

lol

Look, dil, do yourself a favor and don't even try to defend this wack-ass list wink
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Reply #10 posted 08/04/09 5:59am

SoulAlive

interesting list lol
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Reply #11 posted 08/04/09 6:04am

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Deodato? Are you kidding?
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Reply #12 posted 08/04/09 6:46am

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LoveIsTheMessage said:

dilwithers said:

Also included are largely non-funk artists that have been very influential in funk music history

Carl Douglas had such a huge influence on funk nod

lol

Look, dil, do yourself a favor and don't even try to defend this wack-ass list wink
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Reply #13 posted 08/04/09 7:05am

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89. Vanity 6 ???
75. Jermaine Jackson ???
57. Mary Jane Girls ???
56. Midnight Star ???

eek eek eek eek
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Reply #14 posted 08/04/09 7:20am

RodeoSchro

I sense some Joe Tex fans here are going to have some issues with this list.
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Reply #15 posted 08/04/09 7:37am

Graycap23

EWF is funk? Since when?
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Reply #16 posted 08/04/09 7:42am

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Graycap23 said:

EWF is funk? Since when?

with the help of David Foster or MC Hammer anyone would sound funky, no?
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Reply #17 posted 08/04/09 8:18am

Harlepolis

midiscover said:

mad WTF! half of the artists listed aren't even funk! if they are basing some of them off one song they might as well list Luther Vandross and for Hathaway switch The Ghetto for Back Together Again


Yeah thats what I'm thinking too confused
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Reply #18 posted 08/04/09 8:48am

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SEAMORE FUNK
IS FUNK


www.cdbaby.com/cd/seamorefunk
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Reply #19 posted 08/04/09 9:06am

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isaac hayes and the isley brothers are too high on that list with a lack of a grooves
You're so glam, every time I see you I wanna slam!
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Reply #20 posted 08/04/09 11:19am

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Graycap23 said:

EWF is funk? Since when?


Come one, Gray. You should know better than that.

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Reply #21 posted 08/04/09 11:20am

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sinisterpentatonic said:

Graycap23 said:

EWF is funk? Since when?


Come one, Gray. You should know better than that.


Not buying it.....EWF was pop sprinkled with different elements.
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Reply #22 posted 08/04/09 12:47pm

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Graycap23 said:

Not buying it.....EWF was pop sprinkled with different elements.


How about this one?

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #23 posted 08/04/09 1:18pm

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Johnny Guitar Watson at 99?? He should be at least top 25
Stevie Wonder
Prince
James Brown
Sly & the family Stone
Earth, wind, & fire
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Reply #24 posted 08/04/09 1:23pm

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Graycap23 said:

sinisterpentatonic said:



Come one, Gray. You should know better than that.


Not buying it.....EWF was pop sprinkled with different elements.


So let me get this straight, are you saying EW&F wasn't funky?!? eek
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Reply #25 posted 08/04/09 1:46pm

Graycap23

sinisterpentatonic said:

Graycap23 said:


Not buying it.....EWF was pop sprinkled with different elements.


So let me get this straight, are you saying EW&F wasn't funky?!? eek

Y E S
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Reply #26 posted 08/04/09 1:47pm

Graycap23

vainandy said:

Graycap23 said:

Not buying it.....EWF was pop sprinkled with different elements.


How about this one?


NO.
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Reply #27 posted 08/04/09 1:58pm

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Graycap23 said:

sinisterpentatonic said:



So let me get this straight, are you saying EW&F wasn't funky?!? eek

Y E S


falloff Mr. Mint Condition got it wrong again. lol

Earth Wind & Fire's first two albums had some raw, uncut Funk moments.

The debut album Earth Wind & Fire had cuts like Fan the Fire.



Their second album, The Need of Love, had some heavy, hard hittin' Funk, like Everything is Everything (which Phil Upchurch originally wrote for Donny Hathaway).



While I wouldn't consider EW&F a Funk band, they definitely released some hard hittin' Funk tunes in their early years.
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Reply #28 posted 08/04/09 2:27pm

Timmy84

Earth, Wind & Fire DID record some potent funk in the early years.
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Reply #29 posted 08/04/09 2:37pm

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Regarding that list.
It should be made clear that anybody can add anybody and vote for anybody.

Basically a popularity contest based on choices from anyone who happens to land on the site and decides to vote.


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